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Divis rescue is proof social media can be force for good

Editor's Viewpoint

We all know the negative side of social media - the bullying, the entrapment, the trolling and the sheer nonsense of so much that is posted. But there is one person today who is so glad that this technology is available. She is the woman who suffered a suspected broken leg on Divis Mountain overlooking Belfast and who relied on a passerby raising the alarm on Facebook to summon help.

The accident happened at a blackspot for traditional communication by telephone, and social media came to the rescue. It all goes to prove the point that technology is a powerful tool for good when used correctly.

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